MacGregor Invests in Software to Drive RoRo Efficiency

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

August 29, 2017

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, said it has acquired the rights for a ships efficiency software from Lekven AS to increase RoRo vessels operations efficiency and to drive port call optimization. The contract was signed in June 2017.

According to the contract, MacGregor acquires the rights for an operational efficiency software for ships, ports and adjacent activities. This software will be further developed and launched to the market during 2017.
"This collaboration is an ideal fit to MacGregor offering as part of our strategy is to support RoRo ship owners and operators to improve their existing and future fleet efficiency by eliminating inefficiencies for smarter cargo handling," said Magnus Sjöberg, Vice President, RoRo Division,  MacGregor. "We are now first focusing on improving logistics efficiency of PCTCs and minimizing their waiting time."
"According to our strategy, we focus on widening our digital offering portfolio, and ships efficiency software is a natural addition to it. This business intelligence software is first of its kind in the market. It is easy to operate and has clear interfaces and reports," said Alexander Nürnberg, Senior Vice President, R&D and Technology, MacGregor. "The software has had a 15 months trial with a global PCTC ship owner/operator in European ports, showing very positive results."
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